Rumour Mill: Phil Brown | Rangers winding-up order | Calum Paterson

FORMER Hull boss Phil Brown a candidate for Partick Thistle job, Rangers say payment plan agreed with Orlit over winding-up order and Hearts striker Calum Paterson out for three months.

Phil Brown in for Partick Thistle job

The Maryhill club’s board will hold a meeting to discuss whether or not to appoint former Hull City manager Phil Brown as manager.

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The Firhill side have been inundated with offers since the departure of Jackie McNamara to Dundee United.

Brown has been out of work since leaving Preston last year.

Interim coach Alan Archibald, however, remains the favourite to take over. (Sun)

Rangers insist club is not under threat from winding-up order

Channel 4 news reported that Orlit Enterprises was seeking a winding up order over an alleged debt of £400,000 for helping source the initial investment which helped Charle Green’s company acquire the assets of oldco Rangers last year.

The company is linked to Chan Fook Meng who is believed to be a well established associate of Green.

Rangers say they club is “debt-free” and have arranged a payment plan. (Various)

Hearts’ Calum Paterson out for three months

Hearts have confirmed that defender striker Callum Paterson has been ruled out of action for the next three months.

The 18-year-old hasn’t played since tearing ligaments in his foot in training at the end of January. (Hearts official site)

Gordon Strachan takes charge of Scotland

The new Scotland boss says last night’s 1 - 0 win over Estonia in an international friendly was the most emotionally charged and draining experience of his long and industrious career. (Scotsman)

James Forest to be ready for Juventus clash

Celtic manager Neil Lennon will throw winger James Forest into the squad for the Parkhead side’s trip against Inverness with a view to playing the youngster against Juventus in Tuesday’s last 16 Champions League encounter against Juventus. (Scotsman)

• Efe Ambrose is a near certainty to miss Tuesday’s match against Juventus after he helped Nigeria make it into the final of the African Nations Cup by defeating Mali in the semi final. The final is on Sunday meaning the influential defender has virtually no chance of making it back to Glasgow in a match-fit condition. (Record)


• Dundee defender Brian Easton says Dundee must defeat Ross County tomorrow night if they are to stand any chance of remaining in the SPL. They are currently 14 points adrift at the bottom of the table.

• Billy Davies is set to return to Nottingham Forest as manager again after turning down the chance to manage Blackpool

• Falkirk have offered new three-year deals to rising stars Lewis Small, Conor McGrandles and Thomas Grant.